Expected NCAA Tournament Bids By Conference

March Madness is upon us, as fans are getting ready to fill out their office pool brackets. Twenty conferences will likely receive just one bid, while the other 11 leagues made up the other 45 teams. Six conferences will likely get five or more teams into the Big Dance, while six other conferences should get multiple bids. The teams listed in bold have already received the automatic bid.

America East                (1)     Vermont

Atlantic Coast               (5)     Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, Wake Forest

Atlantic Sun                  (1)     Central Florida

Atlantic Ten                  (2)     George Washington, St. Joseph's

Big East                        (7)     Boston College, Connecticut, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia

Big Sky                        (1)     Montana

Big South                     (1)     Winthrop

Big Ten                        (5)     Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Big Twelve                   (6)     Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech

Big West                      (1)     Pacific

Colonial                        (1)     Old Dominion

Conference USA          (5)     Cincinnati, Charlotte, DePaul, Louisville, UAB

Horizon                        (1)     Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ivy League                   (1)     Pennsylvania

Metro Atlantic              (1)     Niagara

Mid-American              (1)     Tournament champion

Mid-Continent              (1)     Oakland

Mid-Eastern                 (1)     Tournament champion

Missouri Valley             (2)     Southern Illinois, Creighton

Mountain West             (2)     New Mexico, Utah

Northeast                     (1)     Fairleigh Dickinson

Ohio Valley                  (1)     Eastern Kentucky

Pacific Ten                   (4)     Arizona, Stanford, UCLA, Washington

Patriot League              (1)     Tournament champion

Southeastern                 (5)     Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State

Southern                       (1)     Chattanooga

Southland                     (1)     Tournament champion

SWAC                         (1)     Tournament champion

Sun Belt                       (1)     Louisiana-Lafayette

West Coast                  (1)     Gonzaga

Western Athletic           (2)     Nevada, UTEP

 


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